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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Barbell pullover - I fell over today....

    Anybody here doing barbell pullovers on back day? Today I must have had just enough weight on, that when I started lowering my arms back, my legs abd hips picked up off the ground and I went ass - over elbows. What could I do to help stabalize my self? Put weights on my feet or something?
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    Wrap your legs around the bench.

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    LMFAO, sorry dude, I'd love to have seen that.

    I did dumbell pullovers today, but I guess I didn't use enough weight.

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    Yeah, it was probably funny as hell. Too bad I almost shat my bands, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain
    Anybody here doing barbell pullovers on back day? Today I must have had just enough weight on, that when I started lowering my arms back, my legs abd hips picked up off the ground and I went ass - over elbows. What could I do to help stabalize my self? Put weights on my feet or something?
    How are you doing them??? That shouldn't happen unless you are using a really heavy weight and are lying on the bench with your feet up...

    How about doing cross-bench pullovers w. a heavy dumbell?

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    I don't lay on the bench the normal way, I put my feet on the ground, knees forming a 90 degree angle, and my shoulders and upper back rest on the bench, so I am perpendicular to the bench - it's how they showed it on exrx.net
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    There's a difference when your lying with your back straight on the bench, and lying perpendicular with just your shoulders and upper back on the bench, it just feels different, and seems to hit only the back. Before I was straining my pecs a little, so I looked it up and changed how I layed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain
    I don't lay on the bench the normal way, I put my feet on the ground, knees forming a 90 degree angle, and my shoulders and upper back rest on the bench, so I am perpendicular to the bench - it's how they showed it on exrx.net
    So, you are doing cross-bench pullovers, right? Then, I REALLY don't see how you managed to flip over unless you got your shoulders too far over the bench. Let your hips drop a little - that will increase the stretch and lower your center of gravity.

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    Yeah, I could probably try dropping my hips a little.
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    Heh. I've gone rocketing off the end of a bench doing 60 lb french presses (now I lock my legs around the bench). I've also spazzed out when loading a 100 lb barbell onto my lap for a zercher squat, falling backwards into the barbell pyramid (and consequently dislodging a 20, 30, and 40 onto myself. At least the 50 and 60 were in their right spots (ie: jammed into my lower back) .. and at least I wasn't on the 70 - 110 side (though those weights probably wouldn't have moved from the impact... maybe) ) .
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